The Arts Council Announce Creative Schools Application Details

Participating schools/centres will be provided with a package of supports that includes working with a Creative Associate, training and networking to support them to create their Creative School Plan, as well as seed funding to begin to implement their Plan. 

Apply by 17:30 on Thursday, 02 May 2024.

Successful schools will receive €4,000 to implement their plans over the school years 2024–25 and 2025–26.

In addition to downloading and reading the guidelines, you can find out more about the Creative Schools Initiative here.

Access Supports

If you have a disability and would like help applying, contact our Access Officer as early as possible before the deadline.


  • 01 618 0200
  • 01 618 0243


You will be able to apply for additional costs if you have access needs relating to your application.

Note: applications will only be accepted through the Arts Council’s Online Services site. If you have not used Online Services before you must register for a login to be able to apply for funding. It is important that you register as early as possible as it may take up to five working days for your registration to be processed.

An informational newsletter went out in March to all schools in Ireland. It is a great resource that you can access via the following link –

Upcoming April clinic dates are:

  • Tuesday 9 April at 16:00-17:00. Book your place here. This clinic will be run through Irish.
  • Wednesday 10 April at 14:00-15:00. Book your place here
  • Monday 15 April at 16:00-17:00. Book your place here
  • Tuesday 16 April at 16:00-17:00. Book your place here

All information is available on the Schools Hubfrom clinic dates, FAQ, links to guidelines and the application portal, and more.

If you have any queries please feel free to get in touch directly or at